Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Adjustments

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SHIFT LINKAGE



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Shifter cable adjustment

  1. Start the engine and shift into R . If the transaxle goes into gear, no adjustment is required.
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  3. If adjustment is required, stop the engine and remove the center console as required to access the cable lock pin. On Vigor and 1991-93 Legend, it is to the rear of the shift lever. On all other models it is in front of the lever.
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  5. Shift the transaxle into:
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1986-89 Integra- D
 
1990-93 Integra- N or R
 
1986-90 Legend- R
 
1991-93 Legend- N or R
 
Vigor- N
 

  1. Remove the locking pin from the cable and check the alignment of the hole in the adjuster with the hole in the cable end.
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  3. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster as required to align the holes perfectly. Install the lockpin and test again.
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THROTTLE CABLE



See Figure 2



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Fig. Fig. 2: Throttle control cable adjustment

  1. Perform the following checks:
    1. Make sure the throttle cable free-play is correct; it should be 0.39-0.47 in. (10-12mm).
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    3. The engine is operating at normal operating temperatures; the cooling fan turns ON .
    4.  
    5. The idle speed is correct.
    6.  

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  3. While working the throttle cable by hand, remove the cable free-play.
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  5. Apply light thumb pressure to the throttle control lever and work the accelerator or throttle linkage; the lever should move as the engine speed increases above idle, if not, adjust the cable.
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  7. Loosen the control cable nuts at the transaxle, synchronize the control lever to the throttle and tighten the locknuts.
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To tailor the shift/lock-up characteristics to the driving expectations, adjust the control cable up to 3mm shorter than the synchronized point.

 
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